As a student in the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies, you will participate in professional training and degree programs incorporating your creativity with necessary skills and knowledge needed in the marketplace to launch an extraordinary career.

Learning comes from student teaching very early in your education, clinicals at some of the nation's top hospitals, athletic training of NCAA Division I sports teams, counseling with real clients, and more. All this work means your first day on the job won't be your first day doing the job. With nearly 98% of our graduates employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation, we think this experience makes them competitive job candidates.

Successful Outcomes Rates by Department

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    Child and Family Studies Department

  • 95%

    Psychology and Counseling

  • 98%


  • 99%

    Allied Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Sciences

  • 100%

    Communication Disorders

  • 98%

    Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education

  • 100%

    Elementary, Early and Special Education

Our graduates go into the workforce ready to take on careers in many areas.

Where our Grads Work

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Earning a degree is an investment in your future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary of someone with a high school diploma earns $24,336 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree. Check out the median salaries of some of our most popular career paths.

Occupation Median Salary
Elementary School Teacher $59,000
Registered Nurse $73,000
Physical Therapist $89,000
Athletic Trainer $48,000
Substance Abuse / Behavioral Disorder / Mental Health Counselor $46,000

For some of our students, Southeast is their first step towards a higher degree or certification.

Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate and Professional School

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing, '13

"Southeast has a really good nursing program in terms of the different clinical experiences they offer. They have faculty who care about you. I feel like Southeast prepared me really well for a career in nursing with a variety of different specialties. It prepared me for graduate school and I felt really prepared when going in for my doctorate. Southeast offered me opportunities for growth as a person, student and professional... It’s a great place to grow as a human being as well as prepare for a future career."

Kaitlyn Brown, Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia, CRNA at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO

Kaitlyn Brown in scrubs next to an individual prepped for surgery being put under.

College of Education, Health and Human Studies

This program is housed within the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. The college boast programs that train students in mind, body, and soul. So, whether you want to teach, to care, to support or to fix, we have a program to get you there.

Academic Hall 057
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3333
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701